Reasons for Belief: Easy-to-Understand Answers to 10 Essential Questions

Reasons for Belief: Easy-to-Understand Answers to 10 Essential Questions

by Norman L. Geisler, Patty Tunnicliffe


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Trusted Theologian Presents a Case for Christian Faith in Easy-to-Understand Language

Seminary professor and bestselling author teams with a seminary-trained apologist and teacher to give readers basic, solid evidence for the Christian faith. This book is ideal for both teens and adults. Lay leaders and teachers as well as students will be equipped to explain the basics of Christianity to unbelievers and new believers. The accessible and topically organized book is easy to understand and use.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764210570
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/15/2013
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,123,266
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Norman L. Geisler (1932-2019) taught at top evangelical colleges and seminaries for over fifty years and was distinguished professor of apologetics and theology at Veritas Evangelical Seminary in Murrieta, California. He wrote nearly eighty books, including the Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics, Christian Ethics, and Systematic Theology.

Patty Tunnicliffe (MA, Southern Evangelical Seminary) is a former public school teacher, Bible teacher, and conference speaker. She and her husband make their home in Santa Barbara, California.

Table of Contents

1 A Basic Question in Need of an Answer 7

"Why Are You a Christian?"

2 Truth 15

Challenge #1 "Real Truth Does Not Exist. 'Truth' Is Just Truth to You"

3 God (Part I) 25

Challenge #2 "God Does Not Exist"

4 God (Part II) 43

Challenge #2 "God Does Not Exist"

5 Which God? 63

Challenge #3 "If God Exists, He Isn't Necessarily the God of the Bible"

6 Miracles 79

Challenge #4 "Miracles Don't Happen"

7 The New Testament 93

Challenge #5 "The New Testament's Many Errors Make It Unreliable. It's More Like a Collection of Myths and Legends"

8 Is Jesus God? (Part I) 119

Challenge #6 "Jesus Never Claimed to Be God"

9 Is Jesus God? (Part II) 135

Challenge #7 "Jesus Didn't Prove He Is God"

10 Jesus' Resurrection 151

Challenge #8 "Jesus Did Not Rise From the Dead"

11 Other Religious Books 171

Challenge #9 "The Bible Isn't the Only True Religious Book"

12 Is Jesus the Only Way to God? 193

Challenge #10 "Christianity Is Too Narrow. There Are Many Ways to God Besides Jesus"

13 How Should the Truth Impact My Life? 211

What Does the Evidence Mean for Me?

Resources 227

Notes 231

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